Grateful Dead Live at Starlight Theater on 1982-08-03
- Audience, Rocksuitcase, Executive Crew, Summer Dead, Olvy Johnson, Kyle Holbrook, Starlight Theater
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower-> Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, El Paso, Cumberland Blues, Althea-> Cassidy-> Big Railroad Blues, Women Are Smarter, Might As Well
Shakedown Street-> Samson & Delilah, To Lay Me Down-> Let It Grow-> Drums-> He's Gone-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
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|Mississippi Half-Step ->|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Cumberland Blues //|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Man Smart Woman Smarter|
|Might As Well|
|Shakedown Street ->|
|Samson and Delilah|
|To Lay Me Down|
|Let it Grow *** //|
|Space -> +|
|He's Gone -> &|
|The Other One &|
|Sugar Magnolia //*|
// Tape flip
set 1-The PA sound is pretty rough for the first four songs. There is some overall bass distortion during half of set 1 through Cumberland Blues which I think is from the lead deck's levels set too high. Possibly the recorder's batteries were low and they got changed during tape flip. The rest of the show from Althea forward has much better sound quality.
*** we dropped the flashlight on the input knob at around 2:09 which turned
the volume way up for less than 10 seconds. Tough to edit out, so I reduced the volume there as best I could, but it might be startling!
+ drums were cut as was a standard practice at the time to save tape; apologies all these years later!
& Left channel drops out for about start 1:06:22 -? 1:10:47 (4mins 25 seconds). I copied the Right channel and pasted it in this gap.(slight edit bump @1:10:47)
//* quick tape swap to tape 1 for Sunshine Daydream and encore
My opinion is the first set is mainly archival, the last two songs aside. The second set is an VG+ rendition of that era's GD music with the Nakamichi microphones. The band was playing very well and the song selection for set 2 is top notch. NOt great but worth a listen.
Starlight Theater Kansas City MO August 3 1982
Microphone location- in pavilion, moved between sets patched out of Nak 550
This was the show where we became tapers. We had tickets, bought at the box office earlier in the day during a surprise release. But the seats were farther back than we wanted. We spotted the guy we patched out of in OKC walk by us, and set up about 10 rows in front of us. So we asked if we could patch, he said,he had an extra ticket, one of us sit here and help him. I recall Olvy sat with him and at set break the taper, Dan, wanted to move. So, we commandeered three empty chairs about 15 feet up and almost dead center for Dan's Nakamichi set up. The venue was amazing, the show incredible and the scenery and skies co-operated to add beauty to the light show on stage.
This show is widely regarded as an excellent example of what the Dead were about on their best days of 1982. We called it "bringing the heat". After a top notch first set, the boys came out and hammered it down. The Shakedown, Sampson & Delilah, To Lay me Down and Let it Grow are grade A Dead. This recording capatures it pretty well as we were in the right spot acoustically. The complete story of our summer tour can be read in the text file.
- 2017-06-22 23:01:43
- Playback: Nakamichi LX-5 -> Tascam DR680 @ 24/48|SDProcessing:SD->Audacity (Windows 7)-> CDWav editor ->TLH (flac) set 1 equalized with 20-400 Hz cut ~2.5dB down. Taped by: Executive Crew: Kyle Holbrook & Olvy JohnsonTransferred by Kyle Holbrook
- Kansas City, MO
- Run time
- <b></b>flac16 44.1khz Master: Nakamichi cm300|cp4 shotgun capsules >> Nakamichi 550 >>Sony TCD5M 2nd in line; Maxell XLII 90, Dolby B on Location: set1] 100 feet from stage| 8 feet up|25 ft LOC set2] 85 feet from stage|10 feet up|5 ft LOC
- Transferred by
- Kyle Holbrook
- Starlight Theater
Subject: Great effort Exec Crew
This particular show is KILLER, and the sound from this source makes it even better than when I heard it for the 1st time in '83. Thanks for uploading.
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